When you eat a meal that you know you won’t forget, then it was either really terrible or pretty darn delicious! I experienced the latter just this Sunday when I prepared a feast of Asian food. I make a pretty tasty sweet and sour chicken and pineapple fried rice, as well as a decent veggie stir fry, but that was pretty much it for Asian cooking. Not anymore!!
I have a couple of LDS missionaries serving in my area – Elder Worthington from Utah and Elder Johnson from Idaho. Elder Johnson is part Chinese and he is always raving about his momma’s cooking. You know me – I’m down for trying yummy new foods all the time! Chinese food is one of my very favorite cuisines so I went ahead and emailed Elder Johnson’s mom, Suzanne Johnson, for some of her authentic recipes. Boy am I happy I did, because I have found AT LEAST three new recipes to add to my cooking repertoire. Each dish turned out amazing and I can’t wait to make them again.
First up on the menu is Asian Beef Noodles. My husband actually helped prep this dish while I helped wrap wontons, and he did quite well! Easy to make and if you season the sauce properly, it tastes amazing!
While your sauce is simmering, throw some angel hair pasta or white Asian noodles into a pot of boiling water and you’ll have Beef Noodles ready in no time! Stay tuned for Sticky Chicken and easy Pork Wontons!
Thank you Momma Johnson for the fantastic recipe!
- 1 piece of steak, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped and crushed
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbs oil
- 1 onion
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- 1 can of beef broth or 2 c. water with 3 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 box Cooked noodles – angel hair pasta or white Asian noodles
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat frying pan with oil. Add garlic, onion and salt. Stir fry for one minute.
- Add beef and cook until medium rare.
- Remove beef and onion from pan and place in a bowl.
- Pour beef broth or water into frying pan with cornstarch. Stir around until the
- cornstarch is completely mixed in. Bring to a boil.
- When mixture is thick, add the meat and veggies to the sauce and stir. Add salt and pepper as needed - you don't want the flavor to be bland.
- Pour over noodles